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Portage County, Wisconsin - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 15 19,399 275.64
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 7 3,959 56.25
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 4 3,650 51.86
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,938 27.54
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 4 737 10.47
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 516 7.33
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 512 7.28
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 450 6.39
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 424 6.02
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 270 3.84
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 188 2.67
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 184 2.61
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 153 2.17
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 80 1.14
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 60 0.85
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 57 0.81
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 45 0.64
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 41 0.58
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 24 0.34
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 24 0.34
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 22 0.31
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 70,377 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (32,733) included 46.5% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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